EIN 23-7252609

MS Foundation for Women

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We're the first national Women's Foundation. We're changing the face of philanthropy and transforming our democracy by putting Women and girls of color first.
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Program areas at MS Foundation for Women

Grantmaking and capacity building: during the 2022 fiscal year, the Foundation provided general operating support for more than 125 grantee partners throughout the united states and us territories and helped advance a wide-range of projects that work to end gender violence, improve economic security, promote health equity, and more. The support of our grantmaking efforts includes strategies that are new, creative and responsive to our partners movement spaces.this year's funding is an increase over past years and represents a balanced portfolio of rural, urban, emerging, and established organizations with a concerted effort to invest and support Women and girls of color (wgoc), including trans and non-binary people. With 90% of our grantee portfolio comprised of organizations led by Women and girls of color, and is aligned with part of the Foundation's strategic plan to invest in and support movement leaders and social justice infrastructure. The Foundation launched the birth justice initiative, our newest grantmaking strategy which aims to advance equitable birth outcomes and strengthen the capacity, organizational infrastructure, and financial stability of grassroots black, indigenous and Women of color-led birth justice organizations. In this round of grantmaking, the MS. Foundation invested $1 million in support of birth justice organizations, leaders, and movements across the spectrum of birth justice issue areas. All the MS. Foundation strategies complements the other grantmaking efforts (activist collaboration and care fund, MS. south and the girls of color initiative and building connections initiatives) of the Foundation. The Foundation also hosts donor advised funds including the oma fund, asian Women giving circle, and gloria fund.
Advocacy and policy: the advocacy and policy program enhances the organization's reach, thought leadership and strategically promotes social, culture, and legislative policies and practices to improve the lives of Women and their communities. We use this platform to not only promote change but also to create space for Women to find synergy and leverage their impact through partnership and collaboration.
Public education: the Foundation strives to lift the voices of all Women and conducts public education in the areas critical to Women's wellbeing, such as health access, reproductive justice, economic justice, and increasing the safety of Women and girls. We educate and engage audiences through our website, blogs, social media platforms, online engagements, and media placements through news outlets across the country. We also strive to create strategic media and advocacy partnerships that amplify the voices of Women, particularly Women of color. While covid-19 was still evident, our efforts to engage the public meant more zoom which extended our reach more broadly and using all media tools to extend our reach. We continued to partner with community and promote learnings with the brooklyn public library and amplified conversations around at the intersection of gender and race. This year, the Foundation joined in writing an "open letter to philanthropy" which lifted up the findings from pocket change: how Women and girls of color do more with less and pushed the field to move towards more trust based philanthropy. Our public education efforts work to change the dominant narrative around our core issues and the issues of grantees both by ensuring that both a gender and race lens are applied to critical issues and by engaging individuals and hosting conversations around these issues.

Grants made by MS Foundation for Women

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE)General Operating Support$145,000
Palmetto Aids Life Support ServicesGeneral Operating Support$125,000
NEO PhilanthropyGeneral Operating Support$125,000
...and 128 more grants made totalling $5,208,605

Who funds MS Foundation for Women

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Tides FoundationHealthy Individuals and Communities$1,153,333
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA)General$1,000,000
The Ford FoundationGeneral Support and Core Support for Institutional Strengthening$750,000
...and 40 more grants received totalling $5,393,859

Personnel at MS Foundation for Women

Teresa C. YoungerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$297,104
Russatta BufordChief Operating Officer
Ruth McFarlaneChief Advancement Officer$207,500
Rosalyn LeeFormer Vice President , Strategy and Dev.$189,761
Roz LeeVice President Strategy and Programs
...and 23 more key personnel

Financials for MS Foundation for Women

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,187,649
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,419,162
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$98,000
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$926,303
Net income from fundraising events$-317,250
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$10,485
Total revenues$14,324,349

Form 990s for MS Foundation for Women

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-01-25990View PDF
2020-062021-04-15990View PDF
2019-062020-06-05990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 20, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
June 9, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
May 14, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 10, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsHuman rights organizationsCivil rights and social justice organizationsCharities
Women and girlsHuman rights
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingFundraising eventsNational levelEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
1 Willoughby Sq 2000
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
(212) 742-2300
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NTEE code, primary
R24: Womens Rights
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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